Minor parents are exempt from the live-at-home requirement if:
- The minor is or has been married.
- The parent or guardian is deceased or their whereabouts are unknown.
- The minor has lived apart from the parent or guardian for at least one year before the child's birth or applying for TANF.
- The minor or the child's physical or emotional health or safety would be in danger if they lived with the parent or guardian.
- The parent or guardian will not allow the minor and child to live with them.
- The minor has one of the following good cause reasons to live apart from the parent or guardian:
- the parent or guardian lives out-of-state, is in an institution, or is addicted to drugs or alcohol;
- the minor's return to the parent or guardian's home would violate their lease or local health or safety standards; or
- the minor is in a licensed substance abuse treatment program that would not be available if they returned to the parent or guardian's home.